About the School
Demand for qualified massage therapists has continued to increase since the 1980s. Research continues to reveal the positive benefits of body therapy. At Marinello Schools of Beauty, you can turn your interests in body therapy into a personally rewarding and lucrative career. If you are compassionate and enjoy assisting people, then the Marinello Massage Therapy program will provide you with the education necessary to become a successful clinical massage therapist.
Our Massage Therapy program features:
• Swedish Massage
Introduction to body therapy, holistic model of health, client/practitioner communications and boundaries, body mechanics, basic anatomy.
• Advanced Circulatory Massage
Cardiopulmonary-, lymphatic- and respiratory systems; ROM; superficial- and deep musculature; actions; origins; insertions.
• Connective Tissue & Myofascial Release
Client assessment, postural evaluations, superficial - to deep connective tissues, CT techniques, nervous systems, pain cycles, classification, myofascial release, cranial-sacral connection, fascial planes, body-mind communication.
• Deep Tissue Massage/Soft Tissue Mobilization
Soft tissue mobilization techniques, releasing cross-restrictions affecting structural balance, scar tissue release, body armoring, referred pain and trigger point techniques.
• Sports Massage / Personal Fitness / Nutrition
Classifications of sports massage; kinesiology; structure/location of sheathed tendons; synovial joints; classifications of muscle tissue; fiber twitch; seated massage; sports venues; hydrotherapy; thermal and cryo-therapy; metabolism; nutrition and exercise.
• Facilitated Stretching
Basic techniques of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation; stretching as part of treatment; common injuries and chronicities benefited by facilitated stretching; golgi tendon and muscle spindles cells; reflex response; contraindications of ballistic stretching.
The traditional Chinese medicine description of Qi, meridians, energy flow, acu-points, five elements, non-invasive point treatment using shiatsu principles, balancing energy.
• Specialty Massage
Indentifying specialty clients; pregnancy and infant massage; elderly and hospice care; sensitivity and boundaries; spa and wellness treatments.
• Business Success Skills
Ethics and boundaries; communications; sales and promotions; business principles for massage therapists; creating a business plan; marketing; credit; taxes.
Microbes, mechanisms of disease transmission, safety, sanitation, disinfection, CPR/AED/First Aid.
The course length is divided into both technical classroom instruction and practical experience in the science and art of massage therapy. You will receive traditional classroom training; however, the majority of training is learned through hands-on exercises working on fellow students. This format provides an exceptional learning experience that prepares students with a solid background of practical training directly related to the clinical massage industry.
Career Opportunities for Massage Therapists and Job Outlook
Marinello Massage Therapy program graduates have found careers as:
• Owners of a salon or spa
• Managers of a salon or spa
• Licensed Massage Therapists
• Industry Spokespersons
• And more!
Also some of our Massage Therapists graduates found jobs at:
• Orthopedic Offices
• Chiropractic Offices
• Physical Therapy Offices
• Sport Medicine Clinics
Department of Labor's O*NET
SOC Code- 31-9011.00 - Massage Therapists
Not all programs are available at all campus locations. For more information on graduation rates, median debt of students who complete this program and other important information, please visit http://www.marinello.com/disclosure/student-disclosure.aspx to view the Marinello Schools of Beauty Gainful Employment Disclosures.
*Programs vary by location. Services are performed by students supervised by instructors. For Gainful Employment disclosures, visit www.marinello.com/disclosure.